Look Who’s Dancing

Look Who’s Dancing!™  Image of LWD logo

The NMSU Dance Program presents Look Who’s Dancing!™ (LWD), at the Pan American Center on the NMSU campus. The NMSU DanceSport Company  members have been partnered with local community celebrities and began practicing for this event in August.

The purpose of the event is to promote social dancing in the community as a healthful and enjoyable activity for all ages and all skill levels, and to benefit the NMSU Dance Program.  Money raised from LWD helps NMSU Dance students represent NMSU at national competitions and conferences, produce shows regionally and share dance locally.


The DanceSport Company students are responsible for creating the dance choreographies, instructing their community “celebrity” partners on how to execute the steps, and performing with them in the LWD event.

Each celebrity and their DSC partner will perform two dances in the competition.  All of the celebrities will perform the waltz with their partner.  The contestants will choose their second dance, which will include the Mambo, Quickstep, Swing, Hustle and the Merengue among others.

Competitors will vie for first, second and third place Mirror Ball trophies, the Entertainment Award, and the People’s Choice award. The judges’ scores are based on the technical and artistic skill of the dancers. Past LWD winners judge each couple on who has the most entertaining performance and pick one couple to receive the Entertainment award. Audience members get to cast their vote for the People’s Choice award.

Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for students and seniors, and $6 for children under 12.  Tickets for LWD competition are available from any LWD Contestant, NMSU Dance Student, the NMSU Dance Program Office (575-646-2070) and also at the Pan American Center Ticket Office (575-646-1420).  Purchase from a LWD Contestant, NMSU Dance Student or from the Program Office and SAVE!



In addition to the technical judging, competitors are competing for an additional trophy: people’s choice. You can help choose the couple who will win the People’s Choice award. Community members get to buy votes; you can drop money, at $1 increments, into the bins for the competitor you would like to vote for at the event. If you would like to “vote” ahead of time you can send checks or money orders to the below address. The NMSU DanceSport Company is a member of the NMSU Foundation, which holds 501(c)3 status. The competitor receiving the most money/votes wins.

Make checks payable to: NMSU Dance Program

NMSU DanceSport Company
New Mexico State University – MSC 3M
Kinesiology and Dance
P.O. Box 30001
Las Cruces, NM 88003

Or donate online here: http://giving.nmsu.edu/Dancesport.html

For more information contact the NMSU Dance Program: 575-646-2070.